OUI Drugs Fitchburg Lawyer
OUI DRUGS – NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT
NEGLIGENT OPERATION – NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT
MARKED LANES – NOT RESPONSIBLE
Gardner District Court 10/26/22
Multiple 911 callers report a car swerving all over the road and travelling at an unusually low speed at 7:00 pm in Hubbardston. Police respond and observe a line of vehicles behind the car. Police radar confirms the car travelling 33 mph in a 50 mph zone. Police follow the car for approximately 1 mile and observe it drive over the fog line multiple times and swerving toward the center yellow line and back. Police follow car into a gas station and approach driver. Police detect a very strong odor of freshly burnt marijuana and smoke coming from inside the car. When asked for her license and registration, the client moves slowly and lethargically while displaying glassy, red eyes and speaking with a thick tongue. Police observe several burnt marijuana joints, rolling paper and pieces of marijuana on the front dash. Client admits to smoking marijuana earlier that day. Client fails the walk and turn and one-leg stand tests. A “drug recognition expert” officer is called in to assist. This second officer administers the lack of convergence, modified Romberg balance and finger-to-nose tests, all of which the client fails. Both officers agree that the client is impaired from smoking marijuana while operating her car. During an inventory search of the car, police further locate several sandwich baggies – one of which contains marijuana and a glass smoking bowl that is still warm to the touch in the compartment on the driver’s side door.